May 10, 2021
COVID-19 safety webinars for farm labor supervisors set in Florida

University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences experts at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center will hold bilingual webinars later this month titled, “Farm Labor Supervisor COVID-19 Safety Updates:​ How to Reduce Risks and Protect Your People.’”

The one-hour long, free, webinars in English are offered either May 19 or 20; the webinars in Spanish are offered either May 25 or 26.

The goal is to give farm-labor supervisors the most recent data on how agricultural workers can continue to stay safe in the face of COVID-19.

Last fall, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) experts conducted webinars in English and Spanish, and more than 800 ag workers, supervisors and farmers tuned in. Extension agents from other states (Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Texas) were so impressed by the turnout at the fall webinars that UF/IFAS is sharing the new presentations with attendees across the region.

Data presented at the webinars comes from the Center for Disease Control, the Florida Department of Health, and related agencies and organizations. With the newest webinars, UF/IFAS experts hope to educate the audience so supervisors can continue to provide safe, healthy work environments for farm owners, supervisors, and their workers, while keeping an eye on the agribusiness bottom line and buyer expectations.

To register, click on this link.

For more information about the webinars,contact Gene McAvoy, [email protected] or Kimberly Morgan, [email protected].

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